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by Joe Cocker

Hip-O's double-disc Joe Cocker set Gold unites the tracks on 2004's single-disc Ultimate Collection with 16 favorites that had been left off that package due to space restrictions. With that situation corrected, these original recordings span the singer's 30-plus years by not only including all the obvious favorites from his A&M days…  See more details below


Hip-O's double-disc Joe Cocker set Gold unites the tracks on 2004's single-disc Ultimate Collection with 16 favorites that had been left off that package due to space restrictions. With that situation corrected, these original recordings span the singer's 30-plus years by not only including all the obvious favorites from his A&M days ("Feelin' Alright," "Delta Lady," "The Letter," etc.) but important overlooked hits of that era like "Put Out the Light," "High Time We Went," and "Midnight Rider." His later work on MCA, Island, Capitol, and Sony is also documented thoroughly with the inclusion of his number one 1992 duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong," and the tastefully selected cover versions Cocker recorded in the 1990s of songs by Ray Charles, Elton John, Lovin Spoonful, and Randy Newman among others. Anyone looking for a comprehensive collection of Cocker's best recordings should pick this up.

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Disc 1

  1. Feelin' Alright
  2. With a Little Help from My Friends
  3. Delta Lady
  4. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
  5. Something
  6. Darling Be Home Soon
  7. The Letter
  8. Cry Me a River
  9. High Time We Went
  10. Black-Eyed Blues
  11. Midnight Rider
  12. Put out the Light
  13. I Can Stand a Little Rain
  14. You Are So Beautiful
  15. I Think It's Going to Rain Today
  16. The Jealous Kind
  17. Fun Time
  18. I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here Today  -  Crusaders

Disc 2

  1. Sweet Little Woman
  2. Many Rivers to Cross
  3. Up Where We Belong
  4. Civilized Man
  5. Shelter Me
  6. You Can Leave Your Hat On
  7. Unchain My Heart
  8. When the Night Comes
  9. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  10. Night Calls
  11. Now That the Magic Has Gone
  12. Summer in the City
  13. Have a Little Faith in Me
  14. Sail Away
  15. Tonight
  16. First We Take Manhattan
  17. You Can't Have My Heart
  18. One

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Cocker   Primary Artist,Vocals
Clarence White   Guitar
Wally Badarou   Keyboards
Jerry Goodman   Violin,Soloist
Jimmy Cliff   Vocals
Adrian Belew   Guitar
Rita Coolidge   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Page   Guitar
Billy Preston   Hammond Organ
Leon Russell   Organ,Guitar,Piano
Jennifer Warnes   Vocals
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Sam Rivers   Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Joe Sample   Keyboards
Bonnie Bramlett   Background Vocals
Bruce Eskovitz   Saxophone
Steve Power   Guitar
Nickey Barclay   Choir, Chorus
Madeline Bell   Background Vocals
Clarence Clemons   Tenor Saxophone
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Gloria Jones   Background Vocals
Clydie King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Henry McCullough   Guitar
John Miles   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Pamela Polland   Choir, Chorus
Jim Price   Trombone,Trumpet,Vocals,Brass
Viola Wills   Background Vocals
Mike Campbell   Guitar
Barry Reynolds   Guitar
Gary Brown   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Jim Keltner   Percussion,Drums
Sid Page   Violin
Larry Marshall   Keyboards
Jim Gordon   Drums
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Virginia Ayers   Background Vocals
Michael Baird   Drums
Mike Baird   Drums
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Arthur Barrow   Synthesizer,Bass
David Beal   Drums
Ben Benay   Guitar
Chuck Blackwell   Percussion,Drums
Stewart Blumberg   Trumpet
Alexandra Brown   Background Vocals
Ollie E. Brown   Drums
Jack Bruno   Drums
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Artie Butler   Piano
David Campbell   Conductor
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Dave Catlin-Birch   Bass
Mitch Chakour   Guitar
Mikey Chung   Guitar
Crispin Cioe   Horn
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals
Merry Clayton   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Cohen   Guitar
Mel Collins   Saxophone
Leroy Cooper   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Correro   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Sydney Davis   Background Vocals
Cornell Dupree   Guitar,Soloist
Benny Diggs   Background Vocals
Joey Diggs   Background Vocals
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Andy Duncan   Percussion
Deric Dyer   Saxophone
Nathan East   Bass
Spike Edney   Synthesizer
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Tommy Eyre   Organ
Wilton Felder   Saxophone
Venetta Fields   Vocals
Robert Funk   Horn
Steve Gadd   Percussion,Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Cliff Goodwin   Guitar
Phil Grande   Guitar
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Maxine Green   Background Vocals
Philip Guilbeau   Trumpet
Patrice Holloway   Background Vocals
Ralph Hammer   Guitar
Howard Hersh   Bass
Rosetta Hightower   Background Vocals
Milt Holland   Percussion
Brenda Holloway   Background Vocals
Steve Holley   Drums
Stix Hooper   Drums
Jim Horn   Alto Saxophone
Neil Hubbard   Guitar
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Mortonette Jenkins   Background Vocals
Marlena Jeter   Background Vocals
Carol Kaye   Bass
Peter Kent   Violin
Bobby Keys   Tenor Saxophone
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Katie Kissoon   Background Vocals
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone
Ann Lang   Background Vocals
Trevor Lawrence   Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Levine   Piano,Keyboards
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Steve Madaio   Trumpet,Horn
Daniel Moore   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Matthew Moore   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jamie Muhoberac   Synthesizer,Piano
David "Fathead" Newman   Tenor Saxophone
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
David Paich   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Eric Parker   Drums
Ray Parker   Guitar
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Joel Peskin   Horn
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Don Preston   Rhythm Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Carl Radle   Bass
John Riley   Drums
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Bruce Rowland   Drums
Vito San Filippo   Bass
Peggy Sandvig   Piano
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Dan Sawyer   Guitar
Johnny Lee Schell   Electric Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Sid Sharp Strings   Strings
Alan Spenner   Bass
Jeremy Stacey   Drums
Chris Stainton   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
T.M. Stevens   Bass,Bass Guitar
Richard Tee   Keyboards
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Mayo Tiana   Trombone
Bobby Torres   Conga
Deirdre Tuck Corley   Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Uptown Horns   Horn
C.J. Vancston   Organ,Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Starz Vander Lockett   Percussion
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston   Hammond Organ
Patrick Warren   Keyboards
Donna Washburn   Choir, Chorus
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Donna Weiss   Choir, Chorus
B.J. Wilson   Drums
Evan Wilson   Viola
Richie Zito   Guitar
Lamont VanHook   Background Vocals
Paul Humphries   Drums
Claudia Linnear   Choir, Chorus
Deanie Parker   Guitar
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Dave McDaniel   Bass
Suzie Katayama   Accordion,Cello
Mary Carewe   Background Vocals
Maxine Sharp   Background Vocals
Bobby Lee Jones   Choir, Chorus
Bob Feit   Bass
John Shanks   Guitar
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Bill Churchville   Trumpet
Arno Hecht   Horn
Rudy Stein   Cello
Chris Elliott   Piano
Steve McEwan   Guitar
Sunny Weetman   Background Vocals
Don Shelton   Saxophone
Dick "Slide" Hyde   Horn
Fred White   Background Vocals
Helen Hampton   Background Vocals
Laudir Soares   Maracas,Tumba
John Savannnagh   Hammond Organ
Sherlie Matthews   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Tedesco   Trumpet
Mary Bond Davis   Background Vocals
Paul Litterall   Horn

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Joe Cocker   Composer,Executive Producer
George Harrison   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Dave Mason   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Leon Russell   Arranger,Composer,Producer
John Sebastian   Composer
U2   Composer
Joe Sample   Composer,Producer
Steve Power   Producer
Bobby Charles   Composer
Andy Fraser   Composer
Terry Manning   Producer,Engineer
John Miles   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Jim Price   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tonio K.   Composer
Max Carl   Composer
Chris Lord-Alge   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Benji Armbrister   Engineer
Baker Bigsby   Engineer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Steve Boone   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Denny Cordell   Producer
Roger Davies   Executive Producer
Marc DeSisto   Engineer
Nick DiStefano   Composer
Richard Dodd   Engineer
Wilton Felder   Producer
Richard Feldman   Composer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
Rob Fraboni   Producer,Engineer
Glyn Johns   Remixing,Mastering
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Stix Hooper   Producer
Brian Ingoldsby   Engineer
Will Jennings   Composer
Gary Katz   Producer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer
Greg Ladanyi   Engineer
Daniel Lazerus   Engineer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Henry Lewy   Engineer
Charlie Midnight   Producer
Daniel Moore   Composer
Ray Neapolitan   Executive Producer
Rik Pekkonen   Engineer
Brian Reeves   Engineer
John Rollo   Engineer
Alex Sadkin   Producer,Engineer
Peggy Sandvig   Orchestration
Chris Stainton   Arranger,Composer
Greg Sutton   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Richard Tee   Arranger
David Tickle   Producer,Engineer
Allen Toussaint   Composer,Producer
Uptown Horns   Arranger
Jim Vallance   Composer
C.J. Vancston   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Don Was   Producer
Richie Zito   Producer
Ellen Fitton   Mastering
Pat Robinson   Composer
Trina Shoemaker   Engineer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
John Shanks   Composer,Producer
Neil Case   Engineer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Scott Schinder   Essay
Bobby Sharp   Composer

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Gold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kansas-Bailey More than 1 year ago
From my rock and roll days and weekly concert outings, Cocker was one of the biggies. Style, quality of material and stage presence. This CD is so power packed and so to the point - all that I can say, is this: If you want to have a party or just have a solo party, you need this CD. Cocker has one of the richest voices there ever was. His renditions of songs become his songs. His songs are mega songs. This CD is super, duper, trooper funky. Among my favorites, 'Ain't it high time we went', 'The Letter', 'Cry me a River', 'Civilized Man', 'Unchain my Heart', just to name a few. My, my, my. Cain't get enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago